Celebrating Oktoberfest the Bavarian way

Celebrating Oktoberfest the Bavarian way

The setting was Bavarian through and through – from the wooden floorboards and furniture to the music, tap dancing and food.

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A staff of the Golden Sands Resort showing the complimentary mugs.

And for the 150 guests at the Golden Sands Resort’s Sigi’s Bar & Grill, there was no better way to celebrate Oktoberfest.

To make the event even more authentically Bavarian, a German band was there to entertain the crowd, with one of the members, Frank Rauber, playing the flute with his nose.

A hearty spread of traditional grilled German sausages, chicken schnitzel, roasted whole chicken, beef Vienna, apple strudel, pretzel and many more kept the guests coming back for more.

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The German musician playing the flute with his nose.

Men came in lederhosen – traditional leather shorts worn with braces, and women wore dirndl – a traditional dress, to add to heritage theme.

Over at the gathering at E&O Hotel, guests were served authentic German dishes like grilled sausages, chicken schnitzel, roasted whole chicken, beef Vienna, apple strudel, pretzel and many more.

E&O general manager Michael Saxon joining in the festivities.

On show was the six-piece traditional German band, Frank Rauber. Its member, Armen Schuler, amazed the audience with his ability to play the flute through his nose and also the trumpet with his feet during his show at the E & O Hotel.

And at the Malaysian-German Society (MGS), which was held over two days, saw a large turnout. Limited edition ceramic mugs for Oktoberfest were offered to collectors. Guests danced away the evening with traditional dance sessions and party games.

Also present was Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow along with Carlsberg Malaysia Managing Director, Lars Lehmann and the president of MGS Petra Mueller were among the guests.

 

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